The Chinese government’s actions in Xinjiang predominantly targeting minority the Muslim Uighur population is the human rights “stain of the century,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged again Wednesday. 

“It’s imprisoning religious minorities in internment camps – part of its historic antipathy to religious believers,” the top diplomat told reporters at the State Department while officially releasing Washington’s annual human rights reports. “It tries to hide what it’s doing by intimidating journalists. Chinese citizens who want a better future are met with violence.”

Pompeo first called Beijing’s treatment of Uighurs the “stain of the century” in July.

The department’s

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